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As first responders, family medicine doctors receive training in suicide prevention

As first responders, family medicine doctors receive training in suicide prevention

For the first time in the 19-year history of the Montana Family Residency Program, residents will receive formalized training in suicide prevention.

July 05, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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40 Under Forty: Dr. Chris Baumert, resident physician, Montana Family Medicine Residency

40 Under Forty: Dr. Chris Baumert, resident physician, Montana Family Medicine Residency

One of the most important decisions that medical students contemplate is what kind of specialty they’ll go into.

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Chris Baumert

Chris Baumert

Dr. Chris Baumert says one-on-one contact with patients is one of the most rewarding aspects of his job.

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Montana Family Medicine Residency programs attracts record number of applicants

Montana Family Medicine Residency programs attracts record number of applicants

An unprecedented number of young doctors — more than 920 from all over the globe — have applied for one of eight spots in the Montana Family Residency Program at RiverStone Health.

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Grant gives Montana Family Residency Program financial juice to expand

Grant gives Montana Family Residency Program financial juice to expand

A $450,000 infusion of cash will fuel the expansion of a program in Billings that trains family practice physicians who hopefully will remain in the state.

July 26, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Delayed Alzheimer’s diagnoses common, troubling

Delayed Alzheimer’s diagnoses common, troubling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Claire Schooley tried for several years to get doctors to diagnose what was going on with her husband, David, now 57.

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Billings students win Tar Wars poster contest

Billings students win Tar Wars poster contest

Four Billings-area students were chosen as statewide winners in a poster contest that encourages a tobacco-free lifestyle. The Tar Wars program, sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, targets fourth- and fifth-grade students with a prevention program that suggests positive h…

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Billings Clinic's internal medicine residency program earns accreditation

Billings Clinic's internal medicine residency program earns accreditation

It’s official: Billings Clinic’s new internal-medicine program has earned accreditation.

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Training draws doctors to Billings

Each summer, a select crop of young doctors joins the medical team at RiverStone Health. They are the eight new residents in the Montana Family Medicine Residency, MFMR, chosen from more than 780 applicants. They will spend three years at RiverStone Health and at the two Billings hospitals.

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Billings Clinic starting Internal Medicine Residency Program

Billings Clinic starting Internal Medicine Residency Program

With primary care physicians so hard to come by, Billings Clinic has come up with an innovative solution.

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RiverStone Health trains physicians to 'spread gospel'

RiverStone Health trains physicians to 'spread gospel'

The coveted national seal of quality that RiverStone Health Clinic received last month has tentacles that reach past the everyday patient and into the Montana Family Medicine Residency program where tomorrow’s doctors are honing their medical skills.

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Simulated encounters teach family medicine residents trauma skills

Simulated encounters teach family medicine residents trauma skills

RiverStone Health has received nearly $102,000 in stimulus money to help revolutionize the way medicine is taught in the Montana Family Medicine Residency program and the WWAMI Medical Program.

February 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Construction Zone: Fuller Family Medicine blends modern amenities, family-focused care

Construction Zone: Fuller Family Medicine blends modern amenities, family-focused care

Earmarked by bleak white walls, the faint aroma of rubbing alcohol and stacks of hand-tattered magazines, the clinic waiting room of yore was more like the portal to purgatory than the highroad to healing.

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Broadwater Clinic relocates to medical corridor to accommodate growth, provide improved access

Seven internal medicine and diabetes physicians will relocate from the St. Vincent Healthcare Broadwater Clinic to the downtown medical corridor where both doctors and patients will have immediate access to hospital services and hospitalization when needed.

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How to pick a Primary Care Doctor

How to pick a Primary Care Doctor

Your choice of a primary care physician is one of the most important decisions you will make to ensure that you have a good team leader for your health care. Here are some suggested questions to ask when selecting a primary care physician. It’s vital to have your own doctor who knows you and…

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Health Matters: The power of primary care: Having a primary care physician leads to better outcomes

You might think that if you had a cardiologist for your heart, a neurologist for your brain, a podiatrist for your feet and so on that you would have excellent health care. The data tells a different story: Having a primary care physician who specializes in you (as opposed to having multiple…

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Popular WWAMI program for would-be doctors faces cuts

Popular WWAMI program for would-be doctors faces cuts

With Montana facing a projected biennial budget deficit of up to $370 million, every state program is in jeopardy, including the popular 37-year-old program that places 20 state residents in the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Innovative medical program aims to serve rural, underserved areas of Montana

In 2008, in an effort to ensure health care in the rural and underserved pockets of the state, the Montana Targeted Rural Underserved Track (TRUST) was created.

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WWAMI graduates choose to practice in Montana though they are not required to

WWAMI graduates choose to practice in Montana though they are not required to

Some critics have groused about the money the state spends — $3.5 million this fiscal year — to subsidize the cost of medical school for Montana students attending the University of Washington School of Medicine in the WWAMI program.

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RiverStone to expand family residency program

RiverStone to expand family residency program

In the next decade, studies suggest that there could be a shortage of more than 45,000 primary care physicians.

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